Inverclyde Now Logo REGENERATION Continues In Slaemuir As More ‘Stub’ Flats Demolished

14 October, 2020 | Local

HOUSING association River Clyde Homes has demolished another three of the ‘stub’ blocks of flats in upper Port Glasgow.

Residents in Slaemuir Avenue watched as the flats, built more than 50 years ago, were knocked down last week.

The demolition is part of a £15million regeneration programme to replace the properties with 96 modern homes.

Work on phase one began in October 2017 but the arrival of the pandemic led to phase two works being halted at the start of the year.

Despite this, 40 more homes have now been completed with the keys handed over to residents.

Contractor Cruden Building is now working on the third and final stage of the regeneration which will provide a further 24 homes.

The lastest three blocks to be knocked down will allow for 17 new homes on Slaemuir Avenue and seven on Campsie Road to be built.

Completion is scheduled for August 2021. Thereafter the final three remaining blocks will be demolished, marking the end of an era in Slaemuir.

David McIndoe, head of asset management services at River Clyde Homes said: “We are pleased to be moving into the final stages of what has been a comprehensive regeneration in challenging circumstances. These new, modern, energy-efficient homes are a welcome addition to what is already a popular area.”

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